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The Dress Circle: Christmas Memories with Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, and more!

Oddly enough, it’s Christmas on The Dress Circle this week as well (12/23  7:00 p.m.).  Join Ted Otten and Michael Kownacky for an hour of nostalgic Christmas favorites including a 1953 radio broadcast of “A Christmas Carol” featuring Laurence Olivier as the narrator and Scrooge with an excellent, if unnamed, supporting cast.  Charles Laughton is back by popular demand with his delightful reading of a selection from another Dickens work, “The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club” and the section titled “Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas” recounting a joyous evening of a long-gone era.  

We’ll turn to the world of the television musical for two songs from “The Stingiest Man in Town” and “The Gift of the Magi,” and the stage is represented by “A Year with Frog and Toad” and “Scrooge.”  We’ve also included a few of our favorite pieces, including a visit from Gayla Peevey.  Take a break from the holiday craziness and spend a happy hour with us this Sunday.  We wish you a happy Christmas and wonderful holidays in general as well as hopes for a sane and healthy 2019, but more about that next week!

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle